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New Jersey top politicians want to suspend Ørsted's major offshore wind project

Lacking action in creating local jobs has prompted New Jersey's state senate president to request a public utilities board to retract Ørsted's 1.1 GW offshore wind concession.

At a conference held in2018, New Jersey State Senate President Stephen Sweeney spoke warmly about offshore wind. Sweene's doesn't take issue with the technology as such – only Ørsted, says spokesperson | Photo: Business Network for Offshore Wind

New Jersey is currently auctioning 2.4 GW in offshore wind capacity, and bidders include Ørsted, which along with US-based Public Service Enterprise Group won the state's first public tender with their 1.1-GW Ocean Wind project, which has untapped capacity available off the coast of Atlantic City for extending the development even further.

However, the whole process could end with the Danish utility not only competing to install the second offshore wind farm in New Jersey waters. The group might now also have to continue its struggle to be allowed to build the first development.

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